Youth in Action (YAC) for Christ Ministries Ghana, a Kintampo-based Christian youth organization, has called on politicians not to incite the youth to engage in violent acts in the run-up to the December polls.
In a press statement, the President of YAC, Evangelist Odehunofuor Jackson Adu, called for the maintenance of peace before, during and after the general elections.
“The youth have been accused of engaging in violent acts during political parties’ campaign and on voting days. The youth have been accused of stealing ballot boxes with ballot papers, creating confusion at polling stations, among others,” he indicated.
Explaining further, he quoted Luke 17: 1 which reads, “It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe onto him through whom they come.”
“YAC therefore wants to sound a note of warning to all politicians, woe onto any politician who will incite the youth to engage in violence to destroy the peace of this nation. That politician, according to scriptures, will not be spared by God,” he pointed out.
The group believes that violent youth act with impunity because of the backing of their political leaders.
Evangelist Odehunofuor Jackson stated that political leaders are virtually fathers of the youth and therefore urged them to instill a sense of responsibility and patriotism in the youth.
He entreated the youth to be careful and not allow themselves to be used by politicians to perpetuate violence.
“YAC wants to encourage the youth to ponder critically over this scripture, Psalm 119: 9 and desist from things that will lead them into destruction,” he said.
“YAC will like to conclude by entreating all Ghanaians to love and work for peace for that is what God requires of us.”
Source Daily Guide Ghana